A great Friday lineup to send you into your weekend:
► L.A. sextet Races headlines the Troubadour behind its new album “Year of the Witch,” with Gliss and Lili Haydn supporting.
► Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, whose solo album “Sun Midnight Sun” came out in May, visits the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena for one in the venue’s free Summer Nights Concert Series (8 p.m.).
► The Entrance Band serenades downtowners’ lunch hour at Grand Performances at California Plaza (noon).
► And armed with some new music and, we assume, his characteristic fun showmanship Andy Clockwise visits the Central SAPC in Santa Monica, supported by A House For Lions (and a Jessie Kivel DJ set).
Twista at the Key Club
Guns of Nevada, 27 Miles, 28 North and Scattered Suns at the Roxy
Starry Eyes, Transport, Wolfrage, Sammy Sezo at On the Rox
Last in Class, Spirit Vine, Horse Thief and Dignitary at the Satellite
Everybody Else, Baywood and Ertel at the Bootleg Bar
San Pedro Squeeze: An Accordion Festival at California Plaza (8 p.m.)
Bass Drum of Death, DZ Deathrays and Pangea at the Echo
Ethan Gold, Maddie & the Bad Hats and Kelly Paige at the Hotel Café
Cory Branan and Audra Mae at Zoey’s in Ventura
The Dustbowl Revival, Alma Desnuda, the Herbert Bail Orchestra and Moonsville Collective at the Mint
Noah Bernardout at the Hard Rock Cafe
Leftover Crack at the Observatory
Jayme Dee and Anna Nelson at the Constellation Room
Deana Martin at the Catalina Bar and Grill
The Cooling Time at Lot 1 Cafe
Lava Lava and Peter Pants at the Smell
The Young Romans at WitZend
The New Division at Los Globos
Lava Lava, Peter Pants, Dustin & the Explosions and You, Me & Us at the Smell
ATTALOSS, Krash Karma and Unsound Foundation at the Viper Room
Albert Lee at McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Cisco Adler, the Wheeland Brothers, Ikaika Beamer and Lexo the Great at Saint Rocke
Jon Anderson, the DyManic Duo and Child 44 at the Coach House
The Dares at the Slidebar
The Dealers at the House of Blues Anaheim